Abstract Dr. Omkar Anand Shetye

Dr. Omkar Anand Shetye
Goa dental college and hospital
Title : Narrow alveolar ridge: a surgeons perspective for predictable implants


Dr. Omkar Shetye graduated from Goa dental college and hospital in the year 2007 and completed his postgraduation in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery ,from  the Oxford dental college and hospital, Bangalore 2011. He is currently working as an assistant professor in Goa dental college and hospital. He has a diploma from the Royal college of surgeons ,Edinburgh. He is a Fellow, Master and Diplomate of the international congress of oral implantology, USA. He also has attained fellowship from the International board for certification of specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and Indian board of oral and maxillofacial surgeons. He is one of the few surgeons to be a fellow of international college of surgeons ,USA. He has won numerous national awards in the field of academics , oral and maxillofacial surgery and implantology.


  • Won The Famdent Best Oral Surgeon Of India Award For The Year 2017 Held Mumbai In December 2017
  • Won Highly Recommeded Oral Surgeon Of The Year For The Year 2018 Held At Mumbai In December 2018
  • Won The Best Oral Surgeon In India By Indian Health Professional Awards In For The Year 2018 In Jan 2019 Held At Goa
  • Won Famdent Academecian Of The Year 2019
  • Won Implantologist Of The Year By Indian Health Professional Awards
  • Won Junior Academecian Of The Year 2019 By Guident
  • Won Runners Up Trophy As Best State Secretary By Ida Head Office For The Year 2019.
  • He has numerous national and international publications to his credit.
  • Currently hon. State secretary IDA Goa state branch
  • President GOA chapter of AOMSI
  • EC member of national AOMSI


Dental implants have become an integral part of comprehensive management of patients with edentulous spaces. Predictable  implantology thrives on sound osseous support around osseo -integrated implants. It is proven that, although bone collapse after tooth loss is three dimensional (3D), the horizontal deficiency or width loss develops to a larger extent in both the maxillary and mandibular arches which can result  in loss of buccal (labial) cortical or medullary bone, or both.

Regeneration of the alveolar ridge remains a clinical challenge. Several techniques for this procedure may be considered, such as guided bone regeneration, bone block grafting, distraction  and ridge splitting for bone expansion.

Scipioni et al. suggests that wherever dental implants are placed, a minimum thickness of 1–1.5 mm of bone should remain on both buccal and lingual/palatal aspects of the implant(s) to ensure a successful outcome. To achieve adequate bone stock in three dimension for implant placement various hard tissue graft from intraoral site  are being used such as chin, ramus, posterior mandible, zygomatic buttress, and maxillary tuberosity. Giving consideration to soft tissue coverage around implant is another important consideration.

This lecture focuses on the need for proper case selection for implant placement in areas of inadequate bone, various options and techniques which can be employed to achieve rule of 7 8 9 10, clinical consideration and modification in technique for better and predictable outcome and management of complication from a surgeons perspective. This will help you device a treatment algorithm to manage cases with narrow alveolar ridge.